Taleene Armen graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Studio Arts. Before joining Paradigm, she developed and facilitated educational workshops on mental health and wellness for teens and young adults. Taleene also worked at UCLA’s Neuroscience and Human Behavior Institute where she provided services for teens and their families. She is a talented sculptor and as such, she is passionate about incorporating art and creative expression into her work with adolescents. Taleene also enjoys sharing her love of rock climbing and yoga with the youth she serves.